You can use the Notes app to not only collect text thoughts, but visuals and other rich attachments too. It's your one-stop-shop for anything important, and you can sync everything across your devices.
I have quite a few recipes with step by step photo and textual listings as well as family members individual security data and passwords locked in with easy share options makes the note app one of the best native apps on the iPhone
To me the Notes app as a standalone app is a solid but unspectacular app. For me what makes the app outstanding is the seamless and rapid sync across all my Apple devices. That’s not a unique feature but the rapid and seamless part is unparalleled imho.
The notes app is everything I need it to be and then some ! Back in the day 2011, when I got my first iPhone the 4S, I used Evernote because the notes app back then had a lot to be desired. Moving forward to today with all of the modifications has made it is perfect for what I need !!